December: the end of growing season
High time to tidy up the garden, choose new varieties from our tester seeds, and explore the app's newest features - there're some for advanced growers too.
But first things first: let's check out the garden.
December in the vegetable garden
We had beautiful weather here on Monday, so I went to work. I got rid of the tired sunflowers, the remnants of the beans on the trellis, and the last marigolds.
Soon, I had a big wheelbarrow full:
I'll leave the small plants in the MM-bamboo garden table and protect them with an MM-Muts. They could still grow a bit, depending on the temperature. But most of them will only really get growing next spring.
App: more features for when you've been growing for a while
Delay function for experienced Planty Gardeners
- wait it out (delay)
- just continue (and then follow the steps or not)
- get rid of the plant (remove)
Moving a plant in the app
Changing the order of your garden boxes
Press on the name of the garden box and choose 'Re-order'.
Now hold your finger on the 3 dashes next to the garden box. You'll see it turn into a kind of bar which you can drag up or down: just drag it exactly where you want it.
Starting a new season
Press on the name of a garden box and choose 'New season'. You'll then get a pop-up confirmation:
The update for iOS is ready and will go out tomorrow. The update for Android will come next week, Johan is still working on it.
Another nice thing to know: everything you share with us - about app support or a special request - we put on a big list. If there's a lot of demand for it, if we think it's useful, and if we can do it, then Johan and Jelmer will start working on it sooner or later.
You ask, we deliver 😀
The test seeds of 2021
Read all about it in this blog post.
Did you know that 60% of all plastic waste can't be recycled? So it either gets burned or is buried under a layer of soil.
What can we do about it? Well, we use that unrecyclable plastic to make planks for our MM-Heroes. Making the planks involves a special technique and that's done on a small scale in the Netherlands.
It is time to change that. We're seeing how we can make a difference.
So unfortunately we can't avoid it: as of January 1, the price of the soil mix, seeds, nutrients, and the trellis will go up by about 10%. The price of pre-sowing vermiculite even more.
For the other stuff, we'll do our best to keep the prices the same, but we're still working that out.
That's all for today
Stay healthy and drive carefully, because the roads are already pretty slippery.
See you later!